The top story in several papers today was the sexual harassment of a group of boys in a high school in Western Tehran by a school official. Following the sensitive scandal, Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Khamenei urged the Judiciary to immediately punish the perpetrators.
Also a top story was the move by a large number of celebrities to decline an invitation to attend President Hassan Rouhani’s Iftar (fast-breaking) ceremony. They have cited people’s economic problems and Rouhani’s unfulfilled promises as the main reasons behind their decision; however, conservative papers and government officials have criticized the move, saying that the conditions have not changed since last year when the same celebrities expressed their support for Rouhani.
The above issues, as well as many more, are highlighted in the following headlines and top stories:
1- Bloomberg Discusses Why India Opposed to US Sanctions against Iran
1- Girl Who Criticized Iran Leader Received Gift from Him
2- Education Minister Summoned to Parliament after Sexual Harassment of High School Students
1- Duel with Big Boss
- Aref, Haji Babaei to Compete with Larijani to Win Speaker’s Seat
1- Erdogan’s Campaign against Lira, Opposition Group
- Will Economic Crisis Cost Dearly for Erdogan?
1- Trump, Killer of International Agreements
- After Paris Climate Agreement, JCPOA, Not It’s Time for NAFTA
1- Education Ministry under Fire after Sexual Harassment Scandal
- People, Lawmakers React to Harassment of Boys in Tehran High School
1- Gov’t Spokesman: We Need National Unity to Counter New Sanctions
1- Expert: Chabahar Goof Alternative to Oil Industry
1- One-Third of Republicans to Compete with Trump in Primary Elections
1- Leader Urges Judiciary to Mete Out Divine Punishment to Those behind Sexual Harassment Case
1- Gov’t Allocates IRR 700,000 Billion [$16bn] to End Poverty
2- Roads Ministry: Truck Drivers Back on Road after Nationwide Strikes
1- Celebrities Decline Invitation to Attend Rouhani’s Iftar Ceremony
2- Who Will Become New Parliament Speaker? Larijani’s Chance More than Aref’s
1- Iftar Time
- Rouhani Now Understands Consequences of Relying on Celebrities, Forgetting Poor People
2- MPs: JCPOA Not to Do Any Miracle, We Must Think of Domestic Production
1- Mogherini: JCPOA Very Important for Europe in Terms of Security
2- German FM: We’re Prepared to Help Iran’s Economy
3- Muqtada al-Sadr: We Won’t Ever Let US Interfere in Iraq’s Internal Affairs
4- Iran Leader: We Must Move towards Our Causes with Faster Pace, More Power
1- Mogherini: We Have No Conflict of Opinion with US on Iran’s Missile Program
2- Belgians Put One Pair of Shoes for Every Palestinian Martyr in Front of EU HQ
3- How Casualties of US School Shootings Outnumbered Those of War Fronts
1- Necessity of Serious Fight against Sexual Harassment: 36 Parents Sue School Official
1- Zarif’s Two-Day Visit to New Delhi Over: Iran, India Agree to Defy US Sanctions
1- Government Spokesman Criticizes Celebrities Who Refused to Attend Rouhani’s Iftar
- Were People’s Economic Conditions Better than Today When You Supported Rouhani?
1- Where Is Iraq Heading to?
- Ammar al-Hakim’s Representative: Whoever Wants to Form Gov’t Must Form Coalition with Us
1- Russia, China Ready for Railway Cooperation with Iran in Case of Europeans’ Withdrawal
1- Pasteurized Parliament: Third Attempt to Summon Rouhani Fails Thanks to Lobby Groups, Threats